Well after a day or two to play with a shiny new OS on my iPhone 3G, I am ready to share my experiences with the world.
To begin with, I did know that my dated 3G iphone would not support multitasking, but i was reallt looking forward to being able to set a background for the home screens. But i guess the 3G just isn’t powerful enough to do that (according to apple). Oh well, its not a deal breaker.
Next there is the folders, I think its a love hate relationship with these. I love being able to put games and news into folders but it also adds another step to quickly opening an app. And what are all of those home screens for if I just put everything in folders on the first page. But I do like being able to put apps i do not use much into one icon instead of one home screen. Like i said love/hate. But i will still use it.
Ibooks on the iphone? are you serious. Has anyone tried to read for extended periods on their iphone? Not fun. its just too small to enjoy reading more than a few emails. But if you need to get your fix of the newest Harry Potter book you can read a couple chapters on the train and it will sync your bookmarks with ibooks on your iPad so you are never trying to remember where you left off on what gadget.
Threaded email is one of my favs. I hated having a conversation with clients through my email and answering back via iphone at times and seeing tens of individual emails form the same person. now you get one entry in your inbox with a number in the right side identifying how many messages are in that thread. Yay apple its finally getting a little closer to gmail.
Performance? If you need speed do not upgrade your 3G iphone to iOS4. I found that navigating menus and settings is noticeably slower, as well as typing. I start typing and it gets stuck waiting to catch up, which it eventually does, but irritating all the same. Apps seem to crash more and at least one app of mine will not run at all.
5X digital zoom on the camera? LAME!! it is just what it sounds like digital zoom gives you increasingly worse pictures. I wont be using it.
Other minor changes to the menus, contact screens, and settings are all explained elsewhere and seem to make things easier and less screen changes for adding contact info is welcomed.
I just wanted to hit on the big changes in iOS4 and let you know whay i think.
I will be keeping it on my 3G and enjoy what Apple did give us on this supposedly outdated 2 yr old phone.
Tagsadobe AMD android antivirus AOL Apple arduino AT&T Ballmer Bill Gates Blackjack II canon chrome cloud comcast dell digg Facebook google hp ibm intel internet ipad IPAD Apple slate tablet iPhone ipod Linux microsoft music nokia Palin program Python Samsung Security slate sony SUN t-mobile tablet Vista Tips windows 7 yahoo zune
- Protect yourself of public computers March 16, 2016A brief talk about keeping your email to yourself.
- Coffey break- 2-9-16 February 9, 2016A Shasta College Library edition done with speak it as a test.
- my political rant December 10, 2015Let's get these jerks out of office
- Buffalo buffalo buffalo October 1, 2015This short clip is about a uniques sentence using one word with several meanings.
- Chromebook ahoy September 24, 2015I am happy with my new Chromebook.
- Protect yourself of public computers March 16, 2016
- 2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training
- NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center
- NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications
- NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite
- NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program
- NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
- NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
- NASA Awards Acquisition, Business Support Services Contract
- NASA Awards Contract for Modification of Mobile Launcher
- NASA Television to Air Six-Hour Spacewalk at International Space Station
- Racist Daily Stormer moves to Russian domain after losing .com address
- Google buys startup that turns smartphones into health diagnostic tools - The Verge
- Can’t get technology off your mind? Amazon’s Alexa is no help as she sings about her place in the world
- Twitch announced that they are collaborating with Blizzard Entertainment again to bring players a Legendary Loot Chest for Heroes of the Storm. This is not the first time the two companies have collaborated in this way.
- BHP Billiton to build electric-car battery materials plant
- Updating 'briefcase law': defence lawyers try to end warrantless smartphone searches at border
- Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea
Follow me on TwitterMy Tweets